Haji Mohamed Dawjee is the deputy digital news editor and a columnist at the Mail & Guardian. Unable to put her degree in music to better use because of stage fright (she maintains), she obtained an honours degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch. She now spends her time in the newsroom trying to figure out how to give readers multi-platform story experiences. Besides diversifying the M&G's digital content, Haji also throws together a weekly column, which receives a bit of engagement and no awards. She's a little funny, slightly quirky and she smells good most of the time. Pigeons are her kryptonite and she shoots apostrophes. In her previous incarnation as social media editor at the M&G, she was featured on BBC Radio, Al-Jazeera and the Huffington Post Live.
The media would rather cover the failings of Bafana Bafana than the success of Banyana Banyana.
The DA's new leader hosted an online Q&A session today to answer some pressing political questions, but obviously Twitter had no chill. Take a look.
Has Mmusi Maimane really altered South Africa’s history by becoming elected leader of the official opposition party, asks Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
Twitter has once again fired some shots, this time, against hipsters, for committing the most societally unacceptable crimes. Check it out.
The coverage of the protests following the death of Freddie Gray has irresponsibly perpetuated the "angry black male" stereotype.
Our president doesn’t deserve even an ugly or poorly made statue, but he does deserve to fall, like the statue of Cecil John Rhodes did.
After much protest, the Cecil John Rhodes statue has fallen and social media users ask what next as they react to the #RhodesHasFallen hashtag.
Well done to Trevor Noah, but it’s time the TV industry got off its patriarchal ass, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
There is substantial evidence that suggests self-promotion is a valuable tool, especially in the creative industry, but how much is too much?
Taking Twitter by storm, this Wits student weathers insults left, right and centre and comes through even more convincing, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.